Sr. Director of Individual Giving

Job title: Sr. Director of Individual Giving
Organization: Cincinnati Museum Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. Museum Center’s collection encompasses more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives and is incorporated into our exhibition, research and education programs.

Reports to:  Vice President of Philanthropy

Department:  Philanthropy

FLSA Status:  FT, Exempt

The statements below reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the major responsibilities of the identified position and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. An asterisk (*) indicates that this is an essential function of the job as outlined in the American with Disabilities Act.

Position Overview:
The Senior Director of Individual Giving will focus on identifying, cultivating and stewarding gifts at and above $50,000 for Cincinnati Museum Center, utilizing all appropriate donor giving tools. This position will also be responsible for estate giving strategy and management of the Director of Individual Giving.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift level prospects with the capacity of giving $50,000 and above for Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Utilize moves-management techniques to move current and future donors through the engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycle
  • Actively solicit for gifts $50,000 and above; include internal partners, volunteers, and leadership where appropriate; position leadership and/or volunteers for greatest possible outcomes
  • Collaborate on the creation of appropriate collateral, proposals and stewardship reports
  • Manage estate giving strategy which can include supporting blended asks of prospects and incorporating estate giving options into existing philanthropy marketing tools
  • Manage staff responsible for individual giving to the Museum

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising, with emphasis on major gifts
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, soliciting and stewarding gifts at $50k+
  • Previous supervisory/management experience of professional staff
  • Experience with maximizing estate giving tools is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively and think creatively to problem-solve
  • Proven effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, self-directed, and able to effectively manage priorities and projects
  • Possess a high level of motivation and integrity
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other prospect management software preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Other duties as assigned or required

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